Thank you to everyone who was so excited and reblogged things and spazzed out and generally embodied all the things I love about Tumblr!!! You’re all great.
If you got a hard copy of the issue, somewhere up front there is a little contributor’s bio where I tell this story, too.
Back around when the first new Star Trek film came out (2009), we were living over in Silver Lake, just up the hill from where Chris Pine still had an apartment. I mean actually just up the hill, maybe three or four windy blocks down which I drove every morning to work. So we saw him around a little, especially because—as he told me in the interview—he followed the same triangle route every morning from that apartment to the 7-11 to pick up the New York Times to LAMILL for his fancy pants coffee. And then he’d dash back across Silver Lake Boulevard to his apartment.
Oh, did you need a more clear picture of what he did then? Here you go.
At least one of those times he ran across the street I nearly ran him over, so of course when we sat down to do the interview—at a different ridiculous coffeeshop in a slightly different part of Silver Lake—I started things off by saying something terrible like, “You should really learn to cross at the light.”